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Forum: Fiberglass 11-21-2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 564
Posted By MED
I used black epoxy dye in the first layer of the...

I used black epoxy dye in the first layer of the windscreen lay-up, per the plans. It was available along with the other fiberglas supplies (micro balloons, cloth, etc.). Not sure what colors are...
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-14-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 524
Posted By MED
I flew to GLO from SC. Worth the trip. :D

I flew to GLO from SC. Worth the trip. :D
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-14-2021, 10:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 787
Posted By MED
This is why I installed a co-pilot switches...

This is why I installed a co-pilot switches enable/disable switch.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By MED
We have two RV-14As in Aiken, not upstate, but a...

We have two RV-14As in Aiken, not upstate, but a hop-skip-and-jump by RV. Our 14s have been flying since May 2019. There is a 14 builder in Rock Hill, one in Aiken, and a couple in Charleston that I...
Forum: RV-14 11-09-2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 571
Posted By MED
The wiring harness Vanís provides in the RV-14...

The wiring harness Vanís provides in the RV-14 kit is made by Stein and includes connections for engine components and most of the avionics you will install (magnetometer, OAT, trim, autopilot, and...
Forum: RV-14 11-09-2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 571
Posted By MED
I had Steinair build my panel and they provided a...

I had Steinair build my panel and they provided a one-piece panel and I am happy with it. A couple of friends had a 3-piece panel in their 14, which seemed to work well for them. Chose whichever...
Forum: Interiors 11-08-2021, 05:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,304
Posted By MED
Cheap hand-towels on the seats . . .

Cheap hand-towels on the seats . . .
Forum: RV-14 11-07-2021, 10:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,157
Posted By MED
Are these the large 118 mm o-rings? I have not...

Are these the large 118 mm o-rings? I have not replaced a tire, so please forgive my ignorance, but I understand from the Beringer manual that two 118 mm o-rings are required, and I believe those...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,337
Posted By MED
14A IO-390, 215 hp Thunderbolt Hartzell C/S...

14A
IO-390, 215 hp Thunderbolt
Hartzell C/S composite
1292, with full interior (carpet, side panels, leather seats) and paint (1267 before side panels and paint)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2021, 05:06 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,022
Posted By MED
It works for me. :)

It works for me. :)
Forum: RV-14 11-01-2021, 06:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,157
Posted By MED
Do you have 5 inch or 6 inch wheels? I have not...

Do you have 5 inch or 6 inch wheels? I have not removed a tire, yet, but assumed from the Beringer maintenance manual I would need the larger $17 o-ring. :confused:
Forum: RV-14 10-31-2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,157
Posted By MED
The Beringer manual lists kdf-01 for 5 inch...

The Beringer manual lists kdf-01 for 5 inch wheels. I tried unsuccessfully to copy a section from the manual. Sorry.
Forum: Safety 10-25-2021, 04:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,947
Posted By MED
Letís see - no transition training, passenger on...

Letís see - no transition training, passenger on first flight, over gross. I wonder how his insurance company will view this . . . Oh, wait . . . :mad:
Forum: The RV Grin 10-23-2021, 07:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 691
Posted By MED
79th Birthday Flight

I think he enjoyed it! :D
Forum: Interiors 10-21-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,749
Posted By MED
Guess my wifeís favorite color . . . :rolleyes:

Guess my wifeís favorite color . . . :rolleyes:
Forum: RV-14 10-21-2021, 04:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,928
Posted By MED
Location details are described in the Garmin...

Location details are described in the Garmin installation manual, complete with dimensions of the recommended doubler. Mine is installed on top, behind the baggage compartment.
Forum: Reviews 10-19-2021, 05:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 989
Posted By MED
We (3 of us) had very good experiences with...

We (3 of us) had very good experiences with Scheme Designers on 3 RV-14As. Easy to work with to get exactly what you imagine. Very nice folks, too.
Forum: RV-14 10-18-2021, 10:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,004
Posted By MED
I found it to be very frustrating to try to route...

I found it to be very frustrating to try to route the stick wires into position without removing the molex plug. So, I cut off the plug and Steinair provided a small extension, complete with the...
Forum: Tools 10-11-2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 798
Posted By MED
Yes. I also found having access to a short...

Yes. I also found having access to a short (1.5”) yoke was helpful in a few locations building the empennage. Fortunately, a friend had one I could borrow. :D
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-10-2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,577
Posted By MED
That looks slick! If I get tired of my Andair...

That looks slick! If I get tired of my Andair set-up, I think this would be a good replacement. :cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 1,998
Views: 623,881
Posted By MED
Doesnít look very secure . . . :p

Doesnít look very secure . . . :p
Forum: RV-14 10-09-2021, 06:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,524
Posted By MED
Canít remember for certain, Ron, but I believe...

Canít remember for certain, Ron, but I believe the kit contained a short piece of heat sleeve. I donít recall having to buy any.
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-06-2021, 05:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,721
Posted By MED
+1 Not sure how these are different from the...

+1 Not sure how these are different from the $280 kind, but they worked fine for me.
Forum: RV-14 10-06-2021, 05:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,396
Posted By MED
The factory will occasionally dimple holes that...

The factory will occasionally dimple holes that would be difficult or impossible to dimple after the part is formed. Another nice service provided by Vanís. :cool:
Forum: RV-14 10-01-2021, 04:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,180
Posted By MED
It should already be flowing out of the...

It should already be flowing out of the pilot-side duct inside the cowling. I believe you want to keep the airflow through the pipes attached to the exhaust. ;)
Forum: RV-14 09-30-2021, 05:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,532
Posted By MED
Donít forget cleco side clamps! Need some of...

Donít forget cleco side clamps! Need some of those, too. :D
Forum: Primers 09-27-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 544
Posted By MED
My local SW store got it for me, but only in...

My local SW store got it for me, but only in gallon size. I did get a ďmanufacturerís discountĒ, since I told them according to the FAA I was a manufacturer. The discount ended up applying every...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,997
Posted By MED
Look on u-tube. There are instructions for...

Look on u-tube. There are instructions for refilling the gas in a WD-40 spray can using a tire tube fill stem. Should work for this, too. :)
Forum: RV-15 09-15-2021, 07:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,252
Posted By MED
Curious, as the 9 and 14 are neither ďlowĒ nor...

Curious, as the 9 and 14 are neither ďlowĒ nor ďslow.Ē :rolleyes:
Forum: RV-14 09-12-2021, 05:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,063
Posted By MED
Actually, aluminum blind rivets are easy to...

Actually, aluminum blind rivets are easy to drill-out, if that is what Vanís suggests. Cherry max rivets, which have a steel shank, are a PITA. Just take your time and only drill enough to remove...
Forum: RV-14 09-09-2021, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,054
Posted By MED
Iíll bet we are not the first . . . or the last. ...

Iíll bet we are not the first . . . or the last. :o
Forum: RV-14 09-09-2021, 06:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,054
Posted By MED
Just a thought, but the tach wire to the p-mag is...

Just a thought, but the tach wire to the p-mag is a shielded wire with a very small insulated inner wire. You need to remove the outer insulation, the shielding, and also the insulation on the tiny...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2021, 03:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,741
Posted By MED
Clamping force. I tried both at Oshkosh and the...

Clamping force. I tried both at Oshkosh and the difference was significant to me. Surely depends on head size and shape. Try both to see what feels best.
Forum: RV-14 09-03-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 181,290
Posted By MED
Just ask them if they will install a weaker...

Just ask them if they will install a weaker spring, because you are experiencing prop control creep. They may just send you a weaker spring and let you install it. They were aware of the issue, so...
Forum: RV-14 08-31-2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,383
Posted By MED
Aeroled Sunspot. Not cheap, but work great. Got...

Aeroled Sunspot. Not cheap, but work great. Got an Oshkosh show special on taxi lights that were misassembled and couldnít be sold for certified aircraft. No problem for experimental! :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2021, 01:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,741
Posted By MED
My reason for selecting (and loving) my Bose...

My reason for selecting (and loving) my Bose headset was not just based on the active noise cancellation - it was based on clamping force. I had another headset with active noise cancelling, but did...
Forum: RV-14 08-28-2021, 06:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,400
Posted By MED
Interesting data point! I guess Iím surprised...

Interesting data point! I guess Iím surprised the canopy could open that much. Was the canopy damaged?
Forum: RV-14 08-28-2021, 05:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,400
Posted By MED
I am pretty confident it has never been tried...

I am pretty confident it has never been tried before, and would only be used in a circumstance where both the airplane was unflyable and you were fortunate enough to be wearing a parachute. After...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2021, 06:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,337
Posted By MED
Others will surely comment, but I think it would...

Others will surely comment, but I think it would be very difficult to build a bucked rivet airplane without access to an air compressor, and it requires a pretty large generator to overcome the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,878
Posted By MED
My 2 cents: Try to get in front of any...

My 2 cents: Try to get in front of any system/manufacturerís product you are considering. If you have prior experience with anything, one will feel more comfortable/intuitive. If you donít have...
Forum: RV-14 08-23-2021, 06:00 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 212,986
Posted By MED
One comment about the audio panel: I like having...

One comment about the audio panel: I like having an audio panel I can touch, versus accessing through my G3x screen or putting ďout of the way.Ē I use it to listen to ATIS, add/mute satellite...
Forum: RV-15 08-22-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 40,372
Posted By MED
Ugly as a mud fence . . . with apologies to Chris...

Ugly as a mud fence . . . with apologies to Chris Heintz. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,990
Posted By MED
Common where the line guys fight over fueling the...

Common where the line guys fight over fueling the jets. :rolleyes:
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-21-2021, 07:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By MED
I installed steel fittings in both of my oil...

I installed steel fittings in both of my oil coolers. I think the clocking specified determined the torque applied. Be sure to back-up the fitting during installation.

Edit: I misread your...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-21-2021, 05:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By MED
My first one lasted 80 hours. 120 on its...

My first one lasted 80 hours. 120 on its replacement, so far.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-21-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,258
Posted By MED
Yes. Put a blast tube towards the aft end...

Yes. Put a blast tube towards the aft end electronics. A large wire tie holds it in place nicely. :)
Forum: RV-14 08-20-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 212,986
Posted By MED
Looks nice. One question: Why are you putting...

Looks nice. One question: Why are you putting headset jacks in the panel? (at least they look like headset jacks). The 14 has them on the floor either side of the seats, and that keeps the wires...
Forum: RV-14 08-19-2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,200
Posted By MED
I donít seem to have any photos of the bottom...

I donít seem to have any photos of the bottom cowling, and it has been too long for me to remember clearly. :rolleyes: I can take a photo the next time I have the bottom cowling off, if noone else...
Forum: RV-14 08-19-2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,200
Posted By MED
Heat shield material comes as part of the kit,...

Heat shield material comes as part of the kit, with instructions for installation. It has worked well for me at 200 hours, so far. My only deviation from the plans was based on the recommendation...
Forum: RV-14 08-14-2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 619
Posted By MED
Steel is pretty tough stuff. We make hammers and...

Steel is pretty tough stuff. We make hammers and nails and swords and plowshares out of it. If it is not bent, it should be fine. :rolleyes:
Forum: Painting your RV 08-11-2021, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,212
Posted By MED
I used Jetflex WR - water reducible. Easy to...

I used Jetflex WR - water reducible. Easy to apply, non-toxic (because it is water soluble), and has held up very well at 200 hours on the plane. Worked well for this first-time painter. :)
Forum: RV-14 08-07-2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,184
Posted By MED
Not saying it is a good place, but I put mine...

Not saying it is a good place, but I put mine above the rudder pedals on the pilotís side of the firewall. I put the forest of grounds in a similar spot on the co-pilotís side, joined to the ground...
Forum: RV-14 08-03-2021, 04:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,290
Posted By MED
I found a rolling cart to be helpful keeping the...

I found a rolling cart to be helpful keeping the long empennage and wing skins from hanging too far unsupported.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,527
Posted By MED
Congratulations to the many RVs recognized for...

Congratulations to the many RVs recognized for outstanding workmanship this year! I recognized a number of names. I do have one question after reviewing the award winners, though: How did a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,357
Posted By MED
Rudder pedal position and seat back location are...

Rudder pedal position and seat back location are adjustable. The rudder pedal position is fixed, once bolted in, but the seat back position is quickly changed.
Forum: Painting your RV 07-26-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 817
Posted By MED
+1 on Jetflex WR in the 3M Accuspray. Worked...

+1 on Jetflex WR in the 3M Accuspray. Worked great and easy to clean-up for this first time painter. I used the 1.3 nozzle. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2021, 07:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,243
Posted By MED
That is the knot I use. An old crop duster...

That is the knot I use. An old crop duster showed it to me, but I never knew what it was called.
Forum: Southeast 07-24-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 951
Posted By MED
Try any restaurant on Shim Creek in Charleston. ...

Try any restaurant on Shim Creek in Charleston. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2021, 05:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 946
Posted By MED
I have this on my RV-14A, but I didnít buy these....

I have this on my RV-14A, but I didnít buy these. I made them from stainless steel washers, attached with nutplates. Probably cost $2. ;)
Forum: RV-14 07-17-2021, 04:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 816
Posted By MED
I have the “old” I0390 Thunderbolt engine, the...

I have the “old” I0390 Thunderbolt engine, the Hartzell 2-blade composite prop, and a B&C stand-by alternator in my RV-14A. With full fuel and just me aboard, I am just behind the forward cg limit. ...
Forum: Propellers 07-17-2021, 06:06 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,749
Posted By MED
Jeff, both of our props failed to cycle initially...

Jeff, both of our props failed to cycle initially when we attempted at the then-recommended 1800 rpm. Multiple contacts with Hartzell, Lycoming, and Vic Syracuse, including returning both governors...
Forum: RV-14 07-16-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,430
Posted By MED
The 74 inch 2-blade composite prop from Hartzell...

The 74 inch 2-blade composite prop from Hartzell is very nice. :D
Forum: RV-14 07-14-2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,406
Posted By MED
Yes. :D Xxxxxxx

Yes. :D
Xxxxxxx
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-14-2021, 01:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,520
Posted By MED
What a great trip! I would love to do something...

What a great trip! I would love to do something similar, picking up the last few states in the lower 48 I have missed. Did you have to deal with any covid issues?
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